An Open Letter to Gov. Hogan

Dear Governor Hogan: I write on behalf of my constituents and all the Marylanders who are affected by your recent decision to appoint Mr. Roger Hayden to the Baltimore County school board to replace outgoing...

Terrorism is a ‘Black Issue’

It was disturbing to listen to some people calling in Friday during my weekly radio segment on Keeping it Real with Rev. Al Sharpton who displayed only a passing interest in the issue of...

Falling off the Fiscal Cliff

Will we jump from the cliff? Congress and the president will determine whether we fall, jump, or back away from the cliff. While I trust they will get together and make the right decision,...

Lawrence Guyot: Soldier of the People, Teacher of Youth

It was October 1996. I had finished a round of campaigning for an Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) seat in the Pleasant Plains district of Washington, DC. That fall, I served as Volunteer Coordinator for the Howard...

Cops Need More Military Training Not Weapons

Many Black and other United States leaders believe the transfer of large amounts of military equipment to local police forces is ill advised and needs to be lessened since the violence in Ferguson, Missouri...

If You Need Inspiration, Look to Selma

U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris delivered the following remarks at the Martin and Coretta King Unity Breakfast in Selma, Alabama, as a part of the 25th Annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee on March 4....

Paula Deen’s Stew

Here’s the dry rub about the whole celebrity cook Paula Deen BBQ: it’s really no great shock that a Low Country Southern woman of a certain age once used the “N-word,” or maybe still...

Can Democrats Find a Tech-Savvy, Person of Color‎ or Woman to Run for President—Other...

The Facebook page for Rand Paul—the 51 year-old, anti-war, pro-marijuana decriminalization Republican Senator and apparent front-runner to nab his party’s nomination for President—features several unflattering pictures of Hillary Clinton, the presumptive leading Democratic candidate. On...

Consumer Bureau is Having an Impact

On Sept. 12, Richard Cordray, Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), delivered an encouraging report to Congress. From data and information shared, the Bureau’s mission to make consumer financial markets work for...

Jessie Lee…Banning Menthol Cigarettes Will Create a Huge Illegal, Contraband Market

A civilized society has to have a strong commitment to equal treatment in the administration of justice even when the topic might be unpopular. One of the roles of the National Organization of Black...

MALCOLM X, FROM THE SIDE VIEW

Fifty-one years after his assassination and the publication of his autobiography, Malcolm X—who would have been 91 this week—has now earned his place in mid-20th century history, alongside Martin Luther King, Fidel Castro and...

White Cops Kill at Least Two Blacks Each Week

Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond...

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